When music is your escape, but also your job…

Here’s a few phrases we’ve all heard about music:

Music is my…

way of getting away.





Those all may be true.      But here’s another truth:

Music is my job.

And I don’t have to tell you that Christmas a very demanding season.

Dozens of services and performances, not to mention the planning, practice, and rehearsals associated with each.

It can get overwhelming.

And if I’m not intentional about clearing time every morning to pray/meditate I’ll get sucked into the vortex of craziness and come out at the end of the day a frantic mess.

Just ask my husband…

To that end, I am committing to doing a Facebook live every morning from now until Christmas. This will just be me singing and/or playing songs for the pure enjoyment of it. Not super rehearsed, not polished, and definitely not perfect. A time for me to create music for the pure enjoyment of it, before heading out to make music experiences for others.

So here’s my challenge for you this season:

Pursue what makes you happy and fills you up before you fill your day helping/serving/working for other people.

Do you think this sounds selfish and indulgent?

Here’s a reframe that has helped me:

Anything that makes you a better person to be around is a benefit to everyone!

Deal? Deal!